Warehousing & Logistics

Lineage Cuts Ribbon to Officially Launch Houston ColdPort Facility

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Lineage, a leading global operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility in Houston, Texas on November 14. Houston ColdPort is strategically situated near the Jacintoport Terminal at Port Houston, a leader for the Houston Ship Channel and an integral component of Houston’s international trade activity.

Spanning approximately  315,000 square feet, it marks the sixth location in Lineage’s Greater Houston network and is designed to support multiple customer profiles and business needs, complementing the company’s additional sites across Texas, which now span more than 189 million cubic feet of capacity across 19 locations, in addition to its international network of more than 400 facilities. Houston ColdPort offers integrated and streamlined transportation and drayage operations within the market to support import, export and domestic demand.

“We are excited to strengthen our presence in Houston at such a pivotal time for the market,” said Brian Beattie, Lineage President of North American West. “The city has recently seen a surge in port demand amid congestion and other issues at the big ports on the West Coast. By adding ColdPort to our Houston network, customers have another option to help manage their costs and increase productivity.”

Lineage currently employs more than 1,200 people across its 19 facilities in Texas, which have a combined capacity of more than 189 million cubic feet and approximately 532,000 pallet positions.

Leaders from Lineage, Boomerang Interests, ARCO Design/Build and the Houston Port Authority gathered on November 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony (pictured above).

“Five years ago, we had a vision to become a leading developer of state-of-the-art cold storage assets,” said Andy Cyrus, co-founder and Managing Partner of Boomerang Interests. “The grand opening of Houston ColdPort marks the achievement of that goal.”

“This ribbon cutting is an exciting day for a whole team of contributors as we mark the completion of a vision that started in 2019 as a speculative cold storage facility and is now the home of Lineage in 2023,” said Eric M. Safko, chief executive officer of ARCO Design/Build Houston. “Maintaining flexibility in the design and construction process was key to our success, allowing Lineage’s operations to work within it. The facility contains approximately 36,000 pallet positions, 192 QFR Zone pallet positions and is temperature-controlled by the EXPERT Refrigeration System.”

The Houston ColdPort facility began operating in October of this year.